Beto O'Rourke

20 March, 2019

US corporates open up on political donations

If there’s one thing certain to cause consternation in US political discourse, it is the source of political funding. A case in point: In the same week
Elon Musk

14 March, 2019

How should a board manage a maverick CEO?

How do you solve a problem like Elon Musk? The impulsive chief executive of Tesla seems rarely out of the news. But it’...
South Africa, corporate governance

22 February, 2019

King IV code change favours quantity over quality

Disclosure is at the heart of corporate governance. To be effective, stakeholders must have access to the information needed to substantiate boardroom claims that the company adheres to governance sta...
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay

20 February, 2019

Think tank recommends culture and people role for remcos

While boards attract much attention, especially in times of crisis, their constituent committees remain largely unnoticed (except audit committees when something goes wrong with the accounts). That co...
boardroom, board executives

14 February, 2019

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The global financial crisis had at its heart a failure of governance and oversight. Controls were ineffective, non-executives did not challenge and relationships broke down with regulators. Boards ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
investors, stock markets, stewardship

30 January, 2019

New stewardship code shifts emphasis to disclosures and ‘outcomes’

If you thought only companies were required to be clear about their “purpose”, think again. This morning the UK’s governance regulator has given fair warning to asset managers that they too will...
financial services

16 January, 2019

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

Financial services firms are facing an unprecedented raft of challenges. Since the financial crisis, a new regulatory environment has forced a revamp of the responsibilities of boards, pushing functio...
workers on boards, employee representation

16 January, 2019

Dim prospects for employees on boards

One of the current hot topics in the governance world is that of workers on boards. Like so many other issues in our society at the moment, this has become the focus of polarised debate. Those who ...
City of London

21 December, 2018

Audit committees braced for new relationship with regulators

It’s been a huge week for audit and governance. Two reports, by the Competition and Markets Authori...